My new TV arrived from CEVA delivery (Amazon purchase) on Saturday 1/10/09 and I haven't been able to pull myself away from it to write a review till today! It's that good
1. The "Model" you have.
2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Reviews, demo sessions, feature set, build quality, community support
3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Never had hi-def before and this set gives a simply stunning picture, I might as well be looking out a window the people look so real.
4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
The SD card reader (works) but won't read images put onto the card from a computer, only from an actual camera... odd.. oh and they must be named .jpg not .jpeg.
5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Picture in Picture I guess, but I've never had it before and don't really know when I would use it... but you asked! Oh, and perhaps a built-in set of calibration images and a bunch of test colors that could be run through as a break-in when the set isn't in use.
6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
See SD Card reader issue above.
7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
I was worried about IR, dead/stuck pixels, phospher lag (green junk when playing video games) SURPRISE- NO ISSUES FOUND!! (Oh... and Blu-ray's aren't cheap)
8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
None so far ::knocks on wood::
9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Heck yes, retailers are running low on stock, and it's post CES 2009 so the manufacturers probably are not actually building any more sets... I was able to get this at a great price, with free white glove delivery. The price then dropped $50.00 two days after my order shipped, BUT they also dropped free white glove delivery (a $200.00 option) so I really think I won out in the end.
10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
I use a PS3 through HDMI for all video games and DVD's and have a new Motorola HD-DVR from Comcast (also HDMI @ 1080i) for TV viewing. This thing is freaking amazing for TV, movies, and games, I have yet to hook-up my computer, but with a VGA port it's nice to know any laptop or desktop can output to the set with ease.
Anyone wondering about weather or not to buy this now, or wait till 09 sets arrive, remember you'll pay almost 100% more for the new model year, but only receive (at best) a 15% improvement in the actual TV... worth it? You decide, but for me, saving a boat load on this now allowed me to buy the PS3 right away!